|Lys - Ion [srfc008] - Lys|
although young, lys is already quite well-known in the lithuanian electronica scene, with a number of live performances in various locations, a track in va -- surfaces and a full-length album naunuee, released on sutemos.net. lys is able to maintain a unique, unmistakably recognizable style of his own, which is a rare thing in contemporary ambient/idm this minialbum is a short but rich sound narrative in dark, ephemerous and transparent tones and spaces...
Downloads: 5,717 (2 reviews)
|Federico Monti - June 19 [srfc004] - Federico Monti|
although it's winter time, surfaces netlabel's gift to its listeners will be a... bit of nostalgy for the summer with its sun-filled ethereal afternoons. this release is the first international one released by surfaces federico monti was born and grew up in argentina. he was formerly a dj and after that he was interested in experimental music and producing his own tracks, releasing tracks for different labels from europe and south america...
|Rising_Spirit - Neprisimenu.Ar.Miegojau [srfc012] - Rising_Spirit|
this release is yet another full work by an artist featured in the very first release by surfaces. this time it's rising_spirit's turn. while he has been active organisig and participating in various events and performances during the last year, he also found time to complete this collection of eight tracks, the name of which can be translated from lithuanian as 'i don't remember if i slept' talking about the music, it can be said that rising_spirit finds a balance between creating idm-esque str...
Keywords: IDM; Ambient
|IJO - Melancholika [srfc003] - IJO|
this record was waiting to be released for quite a bit of time. it's hard enough to release a non-standard music album commercially in lithuania, so many people here and elsewhere could have never heard it and it would have simply been lying on the composer's and several other people's shelves. surfaces netlabel exists to find such music and share it with the wider audience, so finally this album is out and available for listening the music here is a subtle mixture of deep and dark ambient textu...
Keywords: Ambient; Darkwave
|Dayeight - Poemepostmoderne [srfc006] - Dayeight|
the last track from this debut ep, "27 ~ 28" was heard on [srfc001], the surfaces starting compilation. now the whole ep is out, with somewhat better sound quality, cover art and even some free poetic text variations that make the sounds more concrete and associative (well, almost...) musically, this release is hardly categorisable. it has elements of glitch, some industrial, retro electronica, and indie pop...
Keywords: Indie-tronica; Ambient; Experimental
|Electro - Moments Of Absence [srfc011] - Electro|
as you remember, lithuanian artist electro has contributed a track to surfaces' starting release, [srfc001] va -- surfaces compilation. now it's time for a full album. 'moments of absence' is a gallery of darker sides of music. electro is very much into dubby minimalistic drum sequences, fast and slow breakbeats, dark digitized atmospherics and reverberated tripping sounds. the work is quite diverse, which is an obvious plus: from dubby minimalism to dark downbeat, deep static techno and even me...
Keywords: Electronic; Ambient Techno; Minimal
|MonoCulture - Lawn World [srfc015] - MonoCulture|
'lawn world' by monoculture is surfaces' second northamerican release. this work is highly eclectic - easy synthetic melodies are interlaced with clicky rhythms, followed by low drones, oriental ambience, guitar and piano sounds, among other. all together these elements form an imaginative and complex (almost) easy listening work that is between the territories of particular styles. with its gradation of tones and moods, this album tells a story with unexpected turns for more info on (and more m...
Keywords: Ambient; Eclectic; Melodic Electronica
|VA - By Way Of Conclusion [srfc017] - Various Artists|
in september 2003, it all started with a compilation, and now it all ends with a compilation. what else could be such a good way to witness the label's progress through almost 2 years of its existence, as well as the progress of its artists, especially with some of those featured in this final compilation having been featured in surfaces netlabel's very first collective release? here are 11 tracks that trip from sparse ambience to soothing noisy walls of sound...
Keywords: Noise; Experimental; Electronica; Electroacoustic; Ambient
Downloads: 28,154 (2 reviews)
|Pelpp and A. Vanvranken - Rake [srfc013] - Pelpp and A. Vanvranken|
surfaces geography goes across the ocean with this new addition to the catalogue. it is time for american artists pelpp and a. vanvranken, who have released 'pedal', a full-length album of warm minimal electronica in usa a couple of months ago, to introduce an equally warm and distinctive ep called 'rake' as the 13th surfaces release. given the superb quality of their music, this addition is more than welcome the sounds create a perfect mood before the holidays, with emotional atmospheric pads, ...
Keywords: Electronic; Down beat / Chill; Ambient
Downloads: 5,045 (4 reviews)
|Farid Aliyev - Ten 1.0 (From One To Zero) [srfc005] - Farid Aliyev|
farid aliyev, originally from azerbaidjan and now residing in lithuania, plays the guitar. he plays it as if it was pure air, though. in this moodshifting recording, farid takes the live played guitar improvisations and feeds them through diverse dsp modules. the result is neither acoustic nor electronic. one thing for sure - it is very organic and flowing. the composer takes us on a trip just as he promises: from one to zero, from static to dynamic, from subtle silence to waves of drones, from ...
Keywords: Ambient; Experimental; Sound Poetry; Improv
Downloads: 5,830 (2 reviews)